Women’s roles in the fisheries sector need more recognition and acknowledgement. Many times, from a cultural and social perspective, community stereotype women to have defined roles, limiting their ambitions and capabilities. Women are more likely to work close to home with traditional roles from primary care givers, household managers, farmers, to the woman that sells seashells at the seashore. They say, there is not a job a woman cannot do!
Can we still make a change to protect ourselves and the environment from this crisis? The answer is Yes-we can!
By: Taitusi Dradra, Community Engagement Officer, Pacific Blue Foundation (and Serua Island youth group secretary).
By: Ulamila L. Matairakula; Environmental Officer, Pacific Blue Foundation No doubt, these are definitely challenging times! COVID-19 brought many negative impacts that seized the world, it pushed us many steps back. Many people lost their jobs and some have resorted to returning to their villages enjoying the luxury of the simple village life. What a […]
The village of Soliyaga on Beqa Island are now able to produce their own organic fertiliser for their teitei (farms/gardens) after building their first composting facility – a three-compartment model measuring about nine square meters, including the shelter, with a capacity of over two cubic tonnes of compost. This is an initial level of application […]
Construction to improve the fresh water system in the village of Tovu in Totoya Island was completed in two weeks! Thanks to a successful collaboration between Honor Journeys managed by Taylor Broussard and PBF’s Relations Director Roko Josefa Cinavilakeba, together they saw the project from design to completion. Well done you guys! Honor Journeys is […]
Coral reef management requires a robust understanding of the state of the managed environment. For a long-term management plan to be successful, a monitoring scheme of the coral reefs has to be in place. To start with such a process, an initial survey trip onboard the Blue Whale was conducted to execute a baseline (initial status) […]